BioactiveFX1

Hermit Crab Food, Cholla Wood, and Bioactive Supplies

Nevada, United States
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Announcement    August 5, 2022 — Looking for our individual funky pieces of cholla? They’ve moved to The Cholla Shoppe! A wider selection than we’ve ever offered. So head on over and find the piece perfect for you!

www.thechollashoppe.com
Etsy store name: TheChollaShoppe


June 16, 2022–

It’s here…Seven Days of Buffets!! What is that you ask? A seven day meal rotation system for land hermit crabs--formulated in-house for optimal nutrition. Tested and independently analyzed by a third-party laboratory. We are so excited to introduce the first seven recipes:

Cordero Afrutado (Fruity Lamb)
Hearty Beef Stew
Hurricane Surf
Insectos Manchados (loosely, Dirty Bugs)
Just Plum Chicken
Pato Verde (Green Duck)
Shark Bait

Which ones will be your crabbies faves?!?!

Happy crabbing!! 🦀❤️🦀

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 5, 2022

August 5, 2022 — Looking for our individual funky pieces of cholla? They’ve moved to The Cholla Shoppe! A wider selection than we’ve ever offered. So head on over and find the piece perfect for you!

www.thechollashoppe.com
Etsy store name: TheChollaShoppe


June 16, 2022–

It’s here…Seven Days of Buffets!! What is that you ask? A seven day meal rotation system for land hermit crabs--formulated in-house for optimal nutrition. Tested and independently analyzed by a third-party laboratory. We are so excited to introduce the first seven recipes:

Cordero Afrutado (Fruity Lamb)
Hearty Beef Stew
Hurricane Surf
Insectos Manchados (loosely, Dirty Bugs)
Just Plum Chicken
Pato Verde (Green Duck)
Shark Bait

Which ones will be your crabbies faves?!?!

Happy crabbing!! 🦀❤️🦀

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About BioactiveFX1

Sales 10,426
On Etsy since 2017

The BioactiveFX Difference

Welcome to BioactiveFX -- where hermit crabs (and other critters, too!) have nature brought back to them. We believe that creating a naturalistic, bioactive habitat benefits our crabs in a multitude of ways. In the bigger picture, it’s actually beneficial to us humans too! Once properly set up, crabitats can be a self-sustaining mini ecosystem…and we are here to help guide the way!

We’ve been actively keeping crabs for over a decade and make dedicated efforts to help the hermit crab community grow in terms of knowledge and researching better ways to care for our hermit friends. We actively support, sponsor, and donate to various causes that support spreading hermit crab awareness, advancing hermit crab husbandry, improving zoo/aquarium/wildlife center exhibits, research grants, and more.

All of our products are carefully researched, prepared, and/or sourced to ensure we are providing the highest quality available. Our food products are analyzed by a 3rd party lab and are formulated by an Animal Science and Nutrition degree holder -- we don’t just randomly mix things together. There are many aspects to consider when formulating a proper diet and we understand the science behind that!

We take sourcing seriously...so you don't have to! Fertilizers are commonly resold as crab food. With the exception of greensand*, none of our products are processed within the fertilizer supply chain. There are several issues with fertilizer products:

1. There are almost no rules or regulations on how they are processed, stored, and trasnported...since they were NEVER meant to be eaten! Fertilizers are commonly transported with known unsafe products such as: pesticides, herbicides, lawn/garden chemical based fertilizers, etc.

2. Most fertilizers have low nutritional value--fertilizer products are the waste by products..."all the good stuff" is usually long gone by the time it gets bagged for fertilizer.

3. Quality can vary greatly. Since fertilizers were never meant to be be consumed by any living being, quality and consistency are not of huge importance.

*Our greensand is sourced directly from the distributor, who transports ONLY greensand/glauconite.*

We believe in providing high-quality products, excellent customer service, and speedy shipping -- no need to wait 2-3 weeks for your order to be processed! Our bottom line is...if we wouldn’t give it to our own hermit crabs, we won’t let you either!

Although we are primarily focused on hermit crabs at this time, our products are excellent for other animals as well. You can rest assured that if it’s safe for our crabs, it’s safe for other critters too!

Happy Crabbing!

Shop members

  • Cholla Queen

    Owner

  • TheChollaShoppe

    Cholla Supplier, Shipper, Assistant

Production partners

  • Debra Marie Art

    Santaquin, UT

    Debra is a FANTASTIC artist based out of Utah. I fell in love with her mosaic style art and knew she was the perfect choice for a hermit crab art project I’ve been thinking on for several years. She can be found on Etsy at DebraMarieArt and at www.debramarieart.com.

  • Fellow Hermit Crab Lover

    TN, United States

    We have partnered up with a fellow hermit crab lover who hand collects these leaves from their own private land that is pesticide/herbicide free. Since we live in the desert, leaves don't come easily for us--so we are thankful to have this partnership so that we can continue offering these products.

  • Nature

    TN, United States

    Mother nature creates these leaves!

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How quick do you ship?

Typically all orders are shipped the next business day. Tracking is available on all packages.

Why should I buy from you?

I have degrees in animal science and nutrition from North Carolina State University. I have spent years studying and researching the needs of our claw-babies and did several research projects on their cousin, the coconut crab.

I source from reliable, environmentally sustainable, organic, non-GMO suppliers. All of my products have been through trials by over 50+ hermit crabs--so I can see what they REALLY love.

I have successfully ran several online businesses and I know the importance of top-notch customer service, quality products, and speedy turn around time. I stand by my products 100%.

There's an issue with my order...what do I do now?

While mistakes on our side are rare, they do happen because we are human--even robots make mistakes! If there is an issue with your order, we request that you contact us within 72 hours of delivery (confirmed via tracking). We will always do our best to make it right with you.

Why do you sell by net weight and not bag size?

Legally, that is what is required. It's also a more transparent way of selling products. We will use a 2" x 3" bag size as an example. That bag size may hold 2 Oz of greensand, but it will only hold 0.5 Oz of worm castings. Big difference, huh? So instead of our customers having to play a guessing game as to how much they are getting--net weights are given.

Relevant Tube Packaging Information

TUBE INFORMATION:

Small tube dimensions: 3" x 0.755" diameter
Large tube dimensions: 4.5" x 0.755" diameter

Additional Tube Information: #5 recyclable, flip top, hinged lid design that is air and mositure resistant, FDA compliant, BPA/latex/lead free, and Made in the USA.

From time to time, our supplier runs out of clear tubes and we have to wait while they make more for us. When this happens, we switch to another color--same quality, same specs, just a different color!

Relevant Bulk Bag Packaging Information

We have four sizes of bags that we use. Again, we sell by net weight--so please be sure to make note of the weights you are purchasing, not the specific bag size.

Extra Small Bulk Bag*: 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Small Bulk Bag: 4.7 x 7.8 inches
Medium Bulk Bag: 5.9 x 8.6 inches
Large Bulk Bag: 7 x 10.2 inches

*The extra small bag is ONLY used for Seven Days of Buffets mixes.*

They are white Kraft pouches with a resealable zip lock design. Recyclable!

Photos are available on listings and above the FAQ section so that you can visually compare the sizes.

How do I know if my food has been tampered with?

Every food product we ship is sealed. Tubes are sealed using tamper proof shrink bands. Bulk bags are heat sealed.